Annie's Pecan Pralines

READY IN: 15mins
Kim D.
Recipe by Miss Annie

I have been making these pralines for 20 years. They are creamy, not sticky, and do not have that gritty sugar texture.

Top Review by Claire312

Authentic, buttermilk pralines. These turned out perfect. Note: I made these on a rainy day and it took at least 10 minutes for my mixture to hit 234 after adding the pecans and butter. Also, I stirred constantly to make sure the pecans didn't burn.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine in a large pan the sugar, soda, buttermilk and salt.
  2. Cook briskly, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  3. Add butter and pecans.
  4. Cook for approximately 5 minutes more, or until mixture reaches softball stage (234ºF).
  5. Remove from heat and beat until just creamy.
  6. Drop by spoonsful onto waxed paper.
  7. Store in airtight containers.
  8. NOTE: If you put newspapers under the waxed paper, it is easier to remove candy without breaking.

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